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Man commits suicide in Riverside section of East Providence

Man commits suicide in Riverside section of East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 61-year-old male died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot would shortly after noontime of Wednesday, April 22, in the Riverside section of the city. Police declined to release the name of the victim or any other details related to the incident. A host of squad cars raced south down Pawtucket Avenue


Council accelerates search for permanent East Providence City Manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The long stalled search to find a permanent City Manager appeared to take on greater emphasis following a discussion on the topic by the City Council at its latest meeting held Tuesday night, April 21. Paul Lemont, who served in the same capacity throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, has

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — George "Sparky" Watts prepares an arm's length of weiners during lunchtime on a recent busy day at his restaurant.

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

EAST PROVIDENCE — As George Watts puts it a business doesn’t often last 100 years, so with that in mind “Sparky’s Coney Island Systems” plans to heartily celebrate its centennial of operation over the course of the week. The revered local eatery at the corner of Taunton Avenue and Vine Street owned by Mr. Watts

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Retirement party for East Providence PD’s Garo helps send girl to Disney

EAST PROVIDENCE — In late February, dozens of colleagues and friends sent East Providence Police Department Lieutenant Armen Garo into retirement with a dinner at the Agawam Hunt Club and in the process sent a special young girl on a trip of a lifetime. Over $6,000 was raised at Lt. Garo’s retirement party from proceeds

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East Providence launches enhanced communication system

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence has selected Blackboard Connect, a leading mass notification platform, to facilitate important communication and emergency preparedness. The first community-wide test call will be held on Monday, April 20. East Providence implemented Blackboard Connect so officials can stay connected to residents and efficiently provide them with direction in

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Public safety personnel lead East Providence’s top earners in 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com recently sought information through an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request with the office of City Solicitor Tim Chapman about the city’s top paid municipal employees in 2014 . At least 99 employees earned $100,000 or more. Some 61 of the employees are members of